报告人：Yuebing Zheng，美国德州大学奥斯汀分校（The University of Texas at Austin）
Optical technologies play an important role in diverse fields, ranging from telecommunications to medical diagnostics. While optical heating has often been considered as a challenge in many applications, we have harnessed this obstacle as an opportunity, leading to the development of heat-mediated optical manipulation technologies. With their expanded working modes, versatile working environments, low power operation, and the ability to manipulate diverse objects, these new technologies overcome existing limitations of conventional optical tweezers and have advanced applications in numerous areas, including cell biology, behavioral science, micro/nanorobotics, disease diagnostics, nanomedicine, nanomanufacturing, and nanometrology. Moreover, we synergize heat-mediated optical manipulation with machine learning to enhance optical microscopy, allowing us to reveal intricate biological structures and functions with unparalleled sensitivity, resolution, and speed. In addition,we incorporate principles of biomimicry and machine learning in the design of nano-architected materials. These materials demonstrate exceptional capabilities in manipulating light. Some of these materials showcase superior performance in passive radiative cooling beyond the bounds of evolution.
Yuebing Zheng is Professor ofMechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineeringat the University of Texas at Austin. He is holding the Temple Foundation Endowed Teaching Fellowship in Engineering.His research groupinnovates optical manipulation and measurement for the biological and nanoscale world. He has co-authored over 170 journal papersincludingNaturePhotonics, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, and one book “Nanophotonics and Machine Learning” (Springer 2023). He received his B.Sc. in Applied Optics from Nankai University (China) in 2001, M.Sc. in Physics (with Prof. Alfred Huan and Prof. Soo Jin Chua) from National University of Singapore in 2004,and Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics (with Prof. Tony Jun Huang) from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010. He was a postdoctoral researcher (with Prof. Paul S. Weiss) at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2010 to 2013.He received University Co-op Research Excellence Award for Best Paper,Materials TodayRising Star Award, National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Early Career Faculty Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 3M Faculty Award, and Beckman Young Investigator Award. He is a fellow of the Optica, the Institute of Physics, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.